NORWELL (CBS) – Rescue crews spent hours Tuesday night trying to get to three teenage boys trapped in waist-deep slush in a wooded swamp in Norwell.
Marc Holler, the father of one of the boys told WBZ-TV that the teenagers left home at around 4:30 p.m., saying they were going for a walk through the swamp.
When they didn’t return, Holler tried to call them and discovered they had left their cell phones behind.
Holler went looking for the teens in the swamp.
“I almost gave up,” said Holler. That’s when he heard it. “Help!”
Holler says he could not see them, but with help from the police air wing, rescuers were eventually able to get to the boys.
Rescuers pulled the boys out of the water, and eventually managed to get them out of the woods safely.
“If I hadn’t stayed, no one would have heard them. Who knows what could have happened,” says Holler.
He says rescue crews told him the boys may have hypothermia or frostbite, but no serious life-threatening injuries.